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Jaakan
Akan • Jakan
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Jaakan (Person)
JAAKAN (PERSON) [Heb yaʿăqān (יַעֲקָן)]. A clan name in the genealogy of Seir the Horite in 1 Chr 1:42. Jaakan is listed as the third son of Ezer and he is thus a grandson of Seir. The Horites are not to be confused with the Hurrians of Mesopotamia. They are described as the original “inhabitants of
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Jaakan
Jaakan. Esau’s descendant and the son of Ezer the Horite (1 Chr 1:42, kjv Jakan); alternately called Akan in Genesis 36:27.See Be-eroth Bene-jaakan.
Jakan
Jakan. kjv spelling of Jaakan, Esau’s descendant, in 1 Chronicles 1:42See Jaakan.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Jaakan
Jaakan jāʹə-kən [Heb. yaʿaqān] (1 Ch. 1:42); AV JAKAN. The third son of Ezer, a Horite. The text is uncertain, however, and seems to lack the necessary conjunction we, “and.” Thus BH and BHS suggest reading weyaʿaqān or waʿaqān (so NEB, “and Akan”) on the basis of some MS evidence and the
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Jaakan
JAAKAN Esau’s descendant and a son of Ezer the Horite (1 Chr 1:42, nlt mg); alternately called Akan in Genesis 36:27. See Beeroth Bene-jaakan.
Jakan
JAKAN* kjv spelling of Jaakan, Esau’s descendant, in 1 Chronicles 1:42. See Jaakan.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Jaakan
JAAKAN. A descendant of a nomadic clan of the Horites (Hurrians) of Mount Seir who maintained their identity among the Edomites. He was a son of Ezer, called Jakan in (1 Chr 1:42) and Akan q.v. in (Gen 36:27). The name also is spelled Jaakan in (Deut 10:6, where it is disclosed that the Israelites had
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Jaakan
Jaakan (Heb. yaʿăqān) (also AKAN)A Horite, son of Ezer and descendant of Seir (1 Chr. 1:42); called Akan at Gen. 36:27. The name occurs also in Bene-jaakan (Num. 33:31–32) and Beeroth Bene-jaakan (Deut. 10:6), where the Israelites encamped during the wilderness wanderings.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Jaakan
Jaakan [jāˊə kən] (Heb. ya˓aqān). A Horite, son of Ezer and descendant of Seir (1 Chr. 1:42; KJV “Jakan”; NIV “and Akan”); called Akan at Gen. 36:27. The name occurs also in Bene-Jaakan (Num. 33:31–32) and Beeroth Bene-jaakan (Deut. 10:6), where the Israelites encamped during the wilderness wanderings.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Jaakan
Ja´akan (he shall surround), the same as Jakan, the forefather of Bene-Jaakan. Deut. 10:6.
Jakan
Ja´kan (sagacious), son of Ezer the Horite. 1 Chron. 1:42. The same as Jaakan. [And see Akan.]
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Jaakan
JA´AKAN (jaʹa-kan). The son of Ezer and grandson of Seir (1 Chron. 1:42; “Jakan,” KJV). The ancestor of the Bene-jaakan, around whose well the children of Israel encamped after they left Moseroth (Num. 33:30–32) and again in a reverse direction after they left Kadesh-barnea, before they reached Mt. Hor
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Jaakan
JAAKAN [JAY uh kan] — an ancestor of the “sons of Jaakan” around whose wells the Israelites camped during their wilderness wanderings (Deut. 10:6; Jakan, KJV). At the time of the Exodus, the “sons of Jaakan” lived on the borders of Edom near Mount Hor. Jaakan is also called Akan (Gen. 36:27).
The Ultimate Who’s Who in the Bible
Jaakan
Jaakan [Jay-uh-kahn](Hebrew origin: Tortuous)(Deuteronomy 10:6). Unspecified date. Jaakan was the son of Ezer, leader of a clan of Horites, descendant of Seir, who lived in the land of Edom. Alternative spellings are Akan (Genesis 36:27) and Jakan (1 Chronicles 1:42).
Jakan
Jakan [Jay-kuhn](Hebrew origin: Tortuous)(1 Chronicles 1:42). Unspecified date. Jakan, son of Ezer, a descendant of Seir, was the leader of a clan of Horites who lived in the land of Edom. His brothers were Bilhan and Zavan. Alternative spellings are Akan (Genesis 36:27) and Jaakan (Deuteronomy 10:6).
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Jaakan
JAAKAN (Jāʹ ȧ·kăn) Personal name meaning “to be fast.” Descendant of Esau and thus tribal ancestor of Edomites (1 Chron. 1:42; cp. Gen. 36:27; Num. 33:31–32; Deut. 10:6). Different translations transliterate the name differently—Akan, Jakan. The Hebrew text of Gen. 36:27 omits the first letter of
Jakan
JAKAN (Jāʹ kan) Personal name, perhaps meaning “he was fast.” Descendant of or clan inhabiting territory of Seir (1 Chron. 1:42 according to KJV and Hebrew spelling). The Chronicles list repeats that of Gen. 36:27. Modern translations spell the name Akan or Jaakan here (cp. Deut. 10:6; Num. 33:31–32).
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